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With Sunday Morning Edition. WASHINGTON, D. C. SATTJBDAY. ? .. October 19, 1018 THEODOBE W. NOTES. Editor He Evenliif Star Newspaper Conyuj Business Offlce: 11th St. and Pennsylvania Are. New York Office: Tribune Building. ' Chicago Office: First National Hank Building. European Office: 3 Regent BL, London, England. Thp Evrnln* Star, with the Sunday morning edition, is delivered by carriers within the city at 60 cents per month; daily only. 40 cents per month. Sunday only, 20 cents per month. Or ?ier? m.*?y be sent by mail, or telephone Main 6000. Collection is made by carriers at the end of each month. Subscription Rate by Mail. PAYABLE TS ADVANCE. Daily and Sunday.l yr.f $?.49; 1 mo.. 70 eta Daily only 1 yr., 16.00; 1 mo.. 50 eta Sunday only 1 vr.. $2.40; 1 mo., 20 cts Entered a~ second-class mall matter at the poht oJfio* nt Washington, V. C. ? No Armistice With Austria. Almost simultaneously with the manifesto of the Emperor of Austria Hungary, declaring for autonomy in the dual monarchy, comes announce ment of the President's reply to the Austrian note of October 7, proposing an armistice and negotiations for peace founded upon the "fourteen points'' of January 8 and the "four points" of February 12. This coincidence may be no more than a chance. It is never theless important, suggesting an ef fort on the part of the Austrian em peror to maneuver into a position more favorable to acceptance. President Wilson declares that in view of certain happenings since the enunciation of the two sets of "points"' he is no -longer at liberty to accept the mere ''autonomy ' or the Czcclio-Slovaks j snd the Jngo-Slavs as a basis for j peace, but is obliged to insist that they, and not he, shall be the judges nf what action on the part of Austria- J Hungary will satisfy their aspirations j and their conception of their rights and destiny as members of the family of nations. The United States has recognized the Czechoslovak National Council as a de facto belligerent government, clothed with proper authority to di rect the military and political affairs of the Czerho-Slovak people. Tt has also recognized the justice of the na tionalistic aspirations of the Jngo Slavs for freedom. It cannot now,by any compromise or arrangement with Aus tria-Hungary, the government from ?which these peoples have sought free dom, prejudice their position or lessen their chances for distinct national or ganizations. The Austro-Hungarian emperor in his manifesto has obviously sought to avoid a military decision, by offering t > the diverse peoples of his realm the semblance of autonomy. He altogether excludes the Poles, however, from the yi-ope of his proclamation. He thu3 evidently seeks to conciliate the Hun garians, though they are themselves sadly divided on the question of na tionality. He gives no details of the manner or degree of autonomy to be granted. He sets Trieste apart for special determination. He makes no mention of Bosnia and Herzegovina, taken by force by Austria. It is interesting that the declaration of the independence of the Czecho slovaks is proclaimed at the same time j sis the Austrian emperor's manifesto j r.nd the announcement of the Pres ident's reply. The self-determination ! of the peoples, of homogeneous nation ality who have endured oppression un i der the Austrian yoke will not be at ! tie mercy of the government of r Vienna. It has begun already, by a Tprocess cf natural separation and ex pression. There will be no bargained armistice -with Austria and the war will be pros ?rcuted to the point of unconditional , *urrender. The threat of action by the hitherto dormant German navy is another pow > <rful liberty loan argument. The Gerry Bill. The Gerry bill is now a law. It : 'iriakcs bribery in primaries and elec tions where choice is made of senators and representatives in Congress a fed- i ? ral offense. In signing the measure the President, in a letter to the author, declared that it "was very much li ceded." True, and it is equally true that the Taw, now that we have it, should be vigorously enforced. Iiribery in elections lia9 probably r.ever existed to the extent popularly i .barged and believed. It has often I occurred that a candidate, or party, in defeat has loudly complained of hav- \ iug been overcome by the corrupt use I of money. Specifications that would hold water in court have not always e< companied or followed the complaint. Itepublicans have accused democrats, democrats, republicans. Losers have thus found consolation, if nothing else. But "change" at election times has 1ieen too "fluent." It has turned the *cale too often. Money has "talked" too much in our political af fairs, and should be reduced to silence. And it can be silenced if the authori ses armed with this latest weapon use it without fear or favor. The law is timely in the extreme. VI) There ia a great deal of money in the country. Men of enterprise nave seldom been so flush. Liberal spend ers have never been more liberal. (2) Congressional commissions have jiever been more attractive. The work of Congress is increasing both in vol ume and importance, and embraces now questions of world-wide signifi cant Ambitious men, whether with ?r without means, with a taste for poli tics, want to get into the picture. (3) The electorate has recently been Tnuch enlarged, and stands to be ?Last Day?Bay Bondj further enlarged. Politic ians with cor rupt motives have, therefore, nearly two opportunities where they had only one before. Watchfulness against cor ruption should be correspondingly in creased, and punishment for offenders made certain. This year's campaign is not showing tho animation expected of that two years hence. By that time peace will probably be restored, and the country well started on policies looking to com prehensive reconstruction. Hence the good year 1920 is likely to see the two old parties, and maybe others, hustling for votes and skirmishing for advan tages. No Further Parley! Germany's note in reply to the American answer of last Monday, it is now stated, will not be ready for sev eral days. A conference is being held at Berlin by the supreme command re garding the terms of the response. It is indicated that in all probability it will be neither a full acceptance nor a definite rejection of what are regarded as th<* basic terms of peace. A way will be left open, it is stated, for further negotiations. Meanwhile the Berlin bourse is in panic. The German mark has fallen to the lowest point on record in the Swiss market. Workmen are holding peace demonstrations in Berlin. A crowd of independent socialists march ed in the Unter den Linden and sang "The Marseillaise." Riots arc reported ! elsewhere in Germany, the people de manding peace and the replacement of the autocratic government. Against these manifestations of popular de mand for immediate peace conserva tive elements are organizing to urge the government to maintain a military re sistance. One report states that the German reply will deny President Wilson's ac cusations of cruelties and will hold that submarine warfare must continue until evacuation is accomplished. But cruelties continue to be reported. At Isaghem, as the Germans were leaving in their hurried retreat, they threw bombs into dugouts where civilians were gathered for shelter awaiting lib eration. It is, moreover, denied in Berlin that there has been any order for suspending the destructive proc esses in the territory evacuated under pressure. There is no reason to believe that Germany will behave differently in Ihis stage of the war than in that of four years ago. There has been no change in the German nature. There is no reason to credit the high com mand, the responsible officers or the soldiery with more compassion today than in 1914, more consideration for the laws of humanity and the rules of war. As for further negotiations with Ber lin, they are inconceivable. Germany lias just that one card now to play? diplomacy. Beaten in the field, beaten on the sea, she is yielding everywhere.: Her allies are falling away from her. | Her very treachery in Russia has be trayed her. She is losing rapidly day by day, and she can only hope for par leying to save something out of the wreck. There can be no parleying with such a foe. Over the Top and Beyond. Washington has gone over the top of its fourth liberty loan quota. It should now go so far over that it will make a record and do somewhat toward bringing up the national quota of $6,000,000,000. The capital's response to the call for subscriptions during the past three days has been phenomenal. But it was no more than was erpected. There was no real doabt of the people's readiness to meet the emergency. It was only a question of when and to what extent they wonld come forward with their funds. But that they have come for ward and with funds in such abun dance as to oversubscribe the quota twenty-four hours ahead of the closing of the loan is a matter of warmest congratulation. Now, during the last few hours, let everybody move vigorously to write a record for Washington that will be a source of pride. We have been hard hit here during these three weeks of the loan campaign. Owing to the prevalence of influenza the city has been practically closed. The schools have been emptied of their pupils, the theaters have been dark and ail meet ings have been stopped. That in these j circumstances the loan has succeeded locally so wonderfully well is the surest proof that the people of Wash ington are fnHy alive to the vital im portance of a full and oversubscription. Every dollar subscribed beyond the local quota will hasten the day of peace. It will bring nearer the home coming of Washington's men who are now at the front. A. Mitchell Palmer has discovered a number of people in this country who now wish they had invested their money in United States government securities. Every disturber of the peace in Bus-; sia declares himself the leader of a j revolution. Do Not Slacken in the Pinch! These last hours before the liberty loan subscriptions close have a solemn significance for the American who has not yet taken a bond. Though this will not be the last issue?Secretary McAdoo indicates at least one more and perhaps two. even if peace should como at once?this is the last chance for participation in what may be re garded as the most important and ef fective loan of the war series. No mat ter if bonds have been taken in the first three issues, failure to subscribe Last Day?Buy Bonds now means, to put it plainly, slacking in the pinch. For this is the crisis. This is the time when every American dollar is needed to iiisure victory. A big oversubscription would be worth more to the cause of victorv than even the splendid work our men i are doing in their sector of the front. And they are doing work that tells. Against them is being thrown the flower of the German army, to stem their advance down the Meuse valley. But they are making progress. They are not stopping because the enemy is ' in flight in Flanders and in hasty re treat in Picardy. Tliey are not stop ping because they have won victories at Chateau Thierry and et St. Mihiel and at Grand Pre. They are going on. During these last few hours it is for every American to consider whether it is not as much his duty to go on and take another bond as it is that of the American soldiers to keep fight ing. When tlie bank doors close to night at 9 o'clock no man should stand outside with the consciousness of hav ing failed in his duty. The purchasers of America's liberty ; bonds are legitimate investors. The j German subscribers to the kaiser's as- j sassination fund now realize that they ! have been wild-catting. It is a time of many sorrows and a | time for forgetfulness of self. Even j the selfishness of grief must be sub- i dued as duty to fellow man asserts its claim on every citizen. j I Several Prussian epicures who once j discussed luncheon in Faris are now concerning themselves exclusively with the prospect of beer and pretzels at home. Continuing the daylight saving would be well worth discussing if the season were not at hand when there is not enough daylight left to meet the re quirements of war work. If the allies should take one of the seventy-five-mile guns that bombarded Paris and turn it against a Rhine town the linn would call it an outrage. Those who buy liberty bonds "till it hurts" will fiud the pain fully as suaged by the coupons attached there unto, when the rainy day comes. The man who becomes so scared that he neglects the simple and effectual precautions available to every one is an easy victim for the germ. Bulgarians who wish to fight with the allies rightly consider a reformation more dignified than a surrender. When the Hun decides that he can no longer fight, lie may go to work on the restoration of no man's land. The American motto for the fourth liberty loan is: DON'T WEAKEN 1 SHOOTING STAES. BY rniLANDKK- JOHNSON. Three Words. "Some men can convey more com mon senso in three words than others can put into a two-liour speech." "That's right," commented Senator Sorghum. "Buy liberty bonds." Happy Days. When for some fuel now I pay, And fix the cost so very high, Life seems no longer sweet. I think upon that August day When it was hot enough to fry An egg out in the street. The Lingering Beard. "I see you shave yourself," com mented the barber. "What difference does that make?" "Very little, sir; very little. That's how I came to notice it." The True Determination. "Haven't you bought more bonds than you can afford?" "I don't know," replied Mr. Chug gins. "I didn't think about the afford ing part any more than I did when I bought my automobile. I've just got to have 'em." Impractical Assurance. "Whales are good to eat." "Yes," said young Mrs. Torkins. "But I've looked the market over and whale meat is even scarcer than good porterhouse steak." The Traitor. Friendless he stands, yet fawns on every one, Knowing full well that every one in i turn His coward record of deceit must! learn, And loathe him as a reptile and a Hun. The rattlesnake whose warning sharp ly sounds Is chivalrous compared to him whose smile Conceals the fang which drops the poison vile Into the startled victim's cruel wounds. Friendless he stands, compelled in check to keep The seething hate which venoms all his sou) Until his sinuous length he can un rol1 And strike some trusting victim wrapt in sleep. The furtive sycophant with shaking nerve? Earns pittance poor, and as he earns it knows That with a murderer's hire forever goes Untold contempt even of those, he serves. Last Day?-Bay Bonds r 6 Store Opens 10 A.M. New York?WASHINGTON?Paris Store Closes 6 PM. Comfortable Corsets For Active Women Women who are busy doing war work, or any work that involves a heavy strain either upon the corset or its wearer, should be properly fitted with the right kind of corset^* There are two especially good models for the woman who is getting ready for service in France; they are made of dur able material and boned with walilon and properly fitted, will give both comfort and service. The slender woman can get the corset she requires in lighter models of treco and brochc, but still having wahlon bon ing, or in elastic or treco girdles, which are adapted to all forms of active work. A regular Nurses' Corset, has sec tions of treco at the front and very flexible boning, which is par ticularly comfortable and support ing, allowing the wearer to bend and stoop with perfect freedom, $5.00 each. A new Red Cross Brassier of strong white material, hemstitched. will not stretch. It is made in bandeau style and holds the figure firmly, $1.00 each. Third floor, F street. BEAUTIFUL SATIN FABRICS From Vfhich Many Women This Season Are Designing and Making Their Own Frocks The simplicity of the modes and war time conservation combined have en couraged many women in the designing and ofttimes the making of their own frocks. These beautiful fabrics enable them to achieve the desired results with economy and style satisfaction. Satin Charmcuse, for daytime frocks; no fabric is more lovely; in black and colors, 40 inches wide, $2.50 to $3.50 yard. Quaker Satin and Satin Phalanx, in black, white and no less than 75 to 95 light and street shades, 36 inches wide, $2.50 yard. Second floor, G street. Embroidering Handkerchiefs For Christmas Should Be Given Your Earliest Attention This Christmas is to be a season of the exchange of practical gifts and handker chiefs will be of even greater importance than in past years. Orders should be placcd now for the embroidering of hand kerchiefs and other articles. The short age of skilled needleworkers is acute and the quantity of work they can turn out will be very limited this season. Art Needlework Dept., Second floor. The Fur Storage Department Requests that those having Furs and other garments stored in our vaults take steps for their removal before cold weather actually sets in. With the one delivery a day schedule now in force and the shortage of help it will be impossible to cope with an avalanche of "rush" orders. Better still, call for your Furs in person, thus avoiding the necessity for delivery. Receipts for Storage should be presented at the Vaults Office, Seventh Floor, F Street, front. Dainty Garments for Leisure Hours Negliges Boudoir Caps Slippers Lace forms a conspicuous part of the new negliges, many being crepe de chine undergarments and coatee of lace. Flesh-colored crepe de chine makes a dainty neglige, the skirt made in full plaited style, the pretty lace coatee is confined at the high waist with picot ribbon in blue and finished with ribbon rosebuds. $18.00. French Blue Charmeuse made in one piece straight line model, is cunningly cut out at the sides to form sleeves and pockets finished with chenille fringe and also fringed at the round neck. $30.00. The Negliges of Silk Corduroy are both beautiful and warm, with their soft linings of silk; some have collar and sleeve trimmings of chiffon bor ders with the velvet and others are made entirely of the velvet. The col ors are the soft shades of pink, lav ender and gold and two-tone effects, $27.00 and $29.00 each. Becoming Boudoir Caps of chiffon, wash satin, ribbon and lace. One cun ning style of pink wash satin is made like a dear little baby cap, shirred in rows and finished with lace and strings that cross in the back; this style comes in delicate blue also. Another style is made of crepe de chine in lavender and rose, with a di vided frill in the back, the entire cap being finished in narrow ribbon finely plaited with straight edge. Some come in Tam-o'-Shanter style, made of frills of ribbon and lace or net, and finished at the top with a tassel. There are worlds of attractive new styles from which to choose. $1.50 and up. Boudoir Slippers of delicately col ored satin?Soft sole style; shirred ones with heels and satin Mules, trim med with ribbon flowers as rosettes, in pink, blue, lavender, $3.00 and up. Third floor, 7 street. ANNOUNCEMENT Of Interest to Expectant Mothers We take pleasure in announcing that we have secured the exclusive agency for Washington for the famous maternity apparel designed and manufactured by the well known house of New York Chicago Detroit San Francii These specially designed Maternity Clothes differ in no outward way from prevailing modes. They are up-to-the-minute in style. Yet they are so cleverly designed that they conceal the mater nity condition and permit expansion without al teration. A complete line of these famous garments, includ ing the Lane Bryant Maternity Corset, is now ready and we invite your inspection. Included in the showing is ? complete line of BABY CLOTHES that will be found unusually attractive. Fourth Floor?G Street. x High-Grade Dining Room Of Beautiful Woods This furniture was purchased some time ago and it is priced accordingly, which means that it is much below the market price today. The construction is the very highest and the workmanship is un surpassed ; most of them being- in period designs. WINDSOR CHENILLE RUGS Make a Handsome Floor Covering The soft dull tones are growing more and more popular for floor coverings for the reason that they afford such a beautiful back ground for ^ny style of decora tion, being particularly effective with chintz and cretonne that are so much in vogue. They are seamless and reversible and make a most desirable covering for al most any room. Plain or mottled effects, with band borders in the following sizes: 18x36 21x45 26x54 30x60 in., $3X0. in., $4.50 in., $6.00. in., $7.25. 3x6 ft., $11.00. Sixth floor, F street. 4x7 ft., $17.50. 6x9 ft., $35.00. 7-6x10-6 ft., $55.0 9x12 ft., $65.00. Queen Anne, Brown finished Mahogany, Ten-piece Dining Room Suite, consisting of Buffet with mirror back; Serving Table; 40-inch Leg Table; 5 Side Chairs and I Arm Chair, upholstered in blue leather, $260.00. Chinese Chippendale Dining Room Suite, of solid mahogany, suit able for a large home. It includes Buffet; China Cabinet; 54-inch Table; Serving Table; 5 Side and 1 Arm Chairs, upholstered in genuine black leather. This suite formerly sold for $600.00 and is specially priced at $450.00. Adam Design Dining Room Suite, of brown finished mahogany. Square Extension Leg Table, with round ends;_Buffet, with wood back; China Cabinet, with mahogany paneled doors, 5 Side Chairs and I Arm Chair, upholstered in brown leather, $424JM. Louis XVI Dining Room Suite, of American walnut, with a beautiful satin finish; Buffet with mirror back; 48-inch Extension Leg Table; Large China Cabinet; Serving Table; 5 Side Chairs and 1 Arm Chair, upholstered in brown Spanish leather, $26QM. A very handsome Dining Room Suite comes in solid mahogany, Chippendale design. It is stately and graceful and decorated with hand carvings and will add distinction to any home; Buffet, with wood back; Large China Cabinet: 48-inch Extension Leg Table, square shape; Large Serving Table; 5 Side and 1 Arm Chairs, the chairs having the stately high curved backs, and upholstered in striped blue haircloth, $580.00. Charles II Dining Room Suite, of American walnut, beautifully hand carved; Handsome 72-inch Buffet, with wood back, large roomy drawers and cabinets; 54-inch Extension Leg Table; Serving Table; China Cabinet. High Back Chairs, with finely woven cane panels, upholstered in fine blue haircloth, $175.00. In addition to the^e we mention, we have a most com plete line of Dining Room Suites from $3MM up. Sixth floor, G street. Cap and Scarf Sport Sett ?are shown in new styles and in great variety of colorings. The popular tam o'-shanter cap is one of the season's nov elties, and comes in Copenhagen blue, rose, purple and gray, with the scarf banded with contrasting color. _ A Tam set of purple with band of vivid green is attractive, as are also sets of gray with bands of red or green; copen with bands of white. Separate Scarfs are (LSO and $3.00. Separate Caps are 75c. Cap and Scarf Sets are $350 and $4.25. An Angora Scarf that is especially suited for motoring' has an inner cap of soft silk that slips readily over the head, leaving the long ends to wrap comfortably about the throat, or it may be worn as a scarf with the inner cap tucked snugly out of sight. Amethyst, hunter's green, gray, copen and rose; $7.00. Second floor, Eleventh street. Cherry Blossom Tea and Breakfast Sets ?are such exquisitely pretty things that have come direct from Japan that we wish they might find their way onto the tray, of every sick person hereabouts, for the driest toast would be appetizing if laid across their hand enameled rose or blue banded surface. Over the rose or blue band there are sprays of cherry blossoms abloom. The Tea Sets have 17 pieces, $13.95; the Breakfast Sets have 2i pieces, $15.75. There are many other designs shown in banded or decorated styles on Fifth floor, F street. Comfort for Home Nurses For the comfort of the many women who have been called upon to spend much time in nursing the sick we offer: Two-piece Uniforms, made from good qual ity white cloth, with fitted skirt gathered across back and fastened under front flap, deep pocket and stitched belt; low-necked waist, collarless, with long sleeves and but toned cuffs, breast pocket and conveniently buttoned to skirt at back. All sizes. $4.00. Nurses' Corsets, wade of part tricot and part coutil; boned with La Resista boning, which does not break, but gives with every movement of the body and affords it restful support in all positions. All sizes. $5.00. Red Cross Brassieres, to be worn with or without a corset; $1.00. Hjp Confiners, to be worn with or without a corset; $1.75 and $2.25. Third floor, P street. Real Japanese Hand Embroidered Silken Undergarments ?are no longer considered extravagant, but rather their true economy is realized, because they wear so splendidly and are so easily laundered. We are now showing a very beautiful assortment of gowns, camisoles and petticoats that will appeal especially to the woman who is fastidious about her underwear. The material is the softest Japanese silk, with self-colored embroideries, in white, flesh, lavender and blue. The petticoats are shown also in black, navy and purple. Third floor, F street. The Bit of Fur ?that adds so much to the simplest frock may be had in any peltry that your fancy dictates, and in any width that you may desire. We have various widths of Fur Bands in taupe moufflon, nutria, Hudson seal, skunk, beaver, mole and imitation fox, chinchilla, mole and ermine. There are widths suitable for collars, cuffs, bandings, and the fashionable fur belts that are worn with serge frocks. Third Boor. CenUr. For a Quick Breakfast For Heating Baby's Milk Fpr Heating Father's Shaving Water For the Delicious Motor Luncheon For the Nutting Party Feast For the College Girl's Midnight Frolic For the Sunday Night Supper There is nothing that will be more helpful than STERNO CANNED HEAT. There is a STERNO device suited to every one of these needs, and the interesting part about it is that STERNO CANNED HEAT and STERNO cooking devices are so sanitary, so convenient and so economical. If you are not living in your own home a S"JERNO kitchenette will be an especial con venience, for with it you can readily prepare an appetizing breakfast, or heat an iron with which to press a collar or handkerchief, or heat a curling iron. Ask for STERNO on the Fifth floor, Center. Army and Navy Tint ?are just the things to use for Christmas cakes and candies, either to send away or on the living room table. They come in sizes for 1, 2 and 5 pounds and are gayly painted ia red, white and blue, with a single star oa the top. The prices are 75c, (US aid $U0. Second floor, Cuitcr. Boudoir Slippers in Japanese Silk ?are ideal for wear with Japanese Silk Kimonos, for they are made from the sane soft-tinted crepe silks embroidered ia true Japanese fashion. No heels, but firm, strong soles give rest and comfort to the feet. Colors are light and dark blue, rose, pink, lavender and black. Sizes up to 8. $L00 a pair. Second floor. Center. Enameled Bread Boards for Table Use ?make novel gifts. With them there is no waste, as the loaf is sliced as needed. Their daintily enameled edges add a bit ?f beauty to the table, and they may be had in pipit, blue, gray or white enamel, with a decoration of small flowers in contrasting colors. F?r use with the bread boards you will need a good Bread Knife ?such as the one we are showing in regula tion blade with pearl handle. The Bread Boards are priced at $L25 each. The Kaife is $1.00. Fifth floor, Center.